What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Integrative psychotherapy draws from several theoretical perspectives to help a client understand and cope with their own situation in the way that is most meaningful for them. My integration draws on Existential ideas around intersubjectivity and Relational Psychoanalytic concepts, which look at how we are construed through our relationships with others, which may then be explored through the therapeutic relationship to help make sense of a client's world. Therapy seems to me an endeavour to make meaning through mutuality.
When would therapy be useful?
Therapy is a space in which a client can bring whatever may be causing difficulty to a space that is there to be explorative and kind. There is no issue that, if important to the client, would not be considered important to a therapist.
How long does therapy last?
The length of therapy is really dependant on what a person wants to explore and whether it is short term work on a specific issue or longer term work can be discussed at the initial session. There is no commitment beyond what you want to do or what feels useful.
How frequent are the sessions?
Sessions are usually attended weekly on the same day and at the same time. Ocassionally people require more than just one session a week and this is certainly possible should it feel appropriate or necessary. The sessions last 50 minutes.